In the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya to the Vijayanagaram Kingdom his Guru Sri Vyasarayaluvaru went on tour to attain religious austerities. While he was on tour, he stayed at Village called “Silpagiri” now called as “Chippagiri” Lord Sri Anjaneya Swamy appeared before Sri Vyasaraya in his dream and advised him to consecrate his idol at place, where the dried Margosa stick will emerge as live tree. Accordingly, Sri Vyasarayalu Varu made prathista of Sri Anjaneya Swamy idol (Swayambhu) at a place called Nettikallu where he saw the dried margosa stick emerged as a live tree and hence, the deity is called “Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy”.
Generally, the people who will suffer from uncured diseases, Grahas and influenced by Devils will be treated with Margosa leaves. Chanting Mantras and as such the deity is consecrated at such place as advised by Sri Anjaneya Swamy to Sri Vyasaraya will attract more number of such persons through out the year. It is the staunch belief that Sri Anjaneya Swamy appearing to the devotees in their dreams and fulfilling their wishes and remedying their ailments. Hence, the number of pilgrims are increased day-by-day and attracting thousands of pilgrims on every Saturday.
Shambhukarna, a resident of Brahmaloka, was assisting Lord Brahma in arranging the essential requirements for daily worship. On one day there was some delay in executing his work. On account of this delay Lord Brahma got wild and cursed Shambhukarna. On account of the curse he was born as a man in Bhooloka. In Krithayuga he was born as Prahlada to Hiranya Kasyapu and as Bahlika in Dwaparyuga.In Mahabharatha Sangrama he took the side of Kauravas and fought.
During sixteenth and seventeenth century many part of south of India was ruled by the Vijayanagar kingdom. Sri Krishnadevaraya, the emperor of Vijayanagara samrajya during 1509-1530 had brought many areas under the kingdom. His period of rule is known as golden era of the Vijayanagar kingdom. He had established many welfare measures for his subjects, and also established many temples. During his rule Sri Vyasaraya, follower of Madhva dwaitha was his Raja Guru. Sri Vyasaraya had saved the king Krishnadevaraya from death. To ward off the evil period of the Emperor Rajaguru himself assumed the role of Emperor for four Nazikai (one hour and thirty-six minutes). Since then he is known as Sri Vyasa Raja. He had been the Raja guru for many Emperors of Vijayanagara. An adorent devotee of Sri Hanuman Sri Vyasaraja it is said he had established 732 temples for Sri Hanuman.
During one of his sojourns near Guntakal, Sri Vyasaraja was camping near a place called Silpagiri now known by the name Chippagiri. He had a dream, in which he was directed by the divine to seek for the idol of Sri Hanuman in a nearby place. Sri Vyasaraja then took upon himself and located a heap of mud in the nearby village which resembled the place he had seen in his dream. He took out a dry neem stick and planted the same on the top of the heap. To the astonishment of all people present the dry neem stick started sprouting. The place was taken up for search and a statue of Lord Hanuman about ten feet was found under the ground. The Guruji had installed the statue in the same place.
Since the neem sprouted that place in the jungle got the name Nettikallu. The Lord Anjaneya consecrated by Sri Vyasaraja Tirtha came to be known by the name Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami.With the course of time Kasapuram village enveloped the place Nettikanti and presently Sri Nettikanti Anjaneya Swami Temple is said to be situated in Kasapuram.